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Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 9:24 PM


FILM at the Erie Art Museum 

Struggling to simultaneously follow in the footsteps of and escape the shadow of a famous parent can be a difficult endeavor for anyone, especially for… the daughter of the king of movie-trailer voice-overs? Yep, you read that right. Written, directed, and starring Lake Bell, “In a World...” is a Sundance award-winning satire that you don’t have to go to Utah to see, since the Erie Reader is sponsoring this installment of the ever-popular film series at everyone’s favorite museum.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 20 East Fifth St. 

Contact: facebook.com/FILMErieArtMuseum


Six Years After

Fortunately for hard-rock fans, local band Six Years After isn’t making you wait over half a decade. In fact, the young Waterford quartet, who take their name from General George Washington’s demand that the French abandon Fort LeBoeuf, is ready to rock out Sherlock’s this fine Thursday.

When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 508 State St.

Contact: 453.7760

FRIDAY 10.18

Scarlet Ledbetter

When three talented musicians from other acts come together to form one really talented group, the audience wins. Laid-back folk trio Scarlet Ledbetter returns to The Brewerie armed with songs from their solid self-titled 2013 release and ready to pluck some strings, tell some tales, and make it a memorable evening for everyone involved.

When: 9 p.m. to midnight

Where: 123 W. 14th St.

Contact: 454.2200


Basement Transmissions Spook-a-Thon

Halloween is still more than a week away, but Basement Transmissions is handing out an early treat. Basement Transmissions’ Halloween Spook-a-Thon has a scary-good lineup in store for the night, with garage rockers Tea Time for Three and Buffalo goth group Third Realm leading the pack. 

When: 6 p.m. to midnight

Where: 1501 State St.

Contact: basementtrans@gmail.com

Sunday 10.20

The Calamity Cubes! w/ Potwhole and Joey Henry’s Dirty Sunshine Club

Don’t let the last few hours of weekend freedom go to waste when you can spend it with a band with roots in their veins and a fire in their fingers. Kansas thrashicana (yes, you read that right) band The Calamity Cubes! can be your musical saviors on a night where you may despair the next morn, giving you that last chance to party at the crooked i before work comes calling.

When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie


Erie Reader Downtown Debate Series

We love Erie. Warts and all. And in recognizing the warts – the challenges the city faces – we’re continuing to invest in a means for you, the citizens of this region, to hear from those who want to represent you in the near future and beyond. For more details, read Cory Vaillancourt’s Upfront in this issue on page 4, but make sure you get to the Jefferson Educational Society this Tuesday.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 3207 State St.

Contact: Contact@ErieReader.com


Understanding Political Conservatism 

Ever wonder why conservatives think the way they do? Drew Maciag, Ph.D. will present “Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of American Conservatism” as part of the Jefferson Educational Society’s Featured Speaker Series, which will help you answer that very question. Burke’s work has been highly influential and continues to shape American politics to this day, and, this conference will be a nice intellectual warm-up for the JES’ upcoming Global Summit V.

When: 7 to 8:20 p.m.

Where: 3207 State St. 

Contact: JESerie.org


Spethz EP Release wsg/ Gnosis

Forget Thirsty Thursday, Spethz is going to help make this night Thinker Thursday. Not content with just pounding out a few power chords, local experimental rockers Spethz like to put some brainpower into their atmospheric soundscapes. The foursome is even releasing their new EP at the crooked i, so you can take some brain tunes home for future listens.

When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

FRIDAY 10.25

Conehead Buddha

After half a year away from Erie, genre-blending New Yorkers Conehead Buddha will be back at the crooked i. After two decades as a band, the members of Conehead Buddha have honed their funky, ska-influenced sound, as well as keeping their live act fresh so that old fans and new can get down with the Buddha.

When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie


Northwestern Pennsylvania LIGHT Foundation Fundraiser

You may not have heard about this new and unique non-profit centered around indivduals suffering from ALS (see Matt Flowers’ story in this issue for more information) yet, but that’s about to change. LIGHT - which stands for Living Independently Giving Hope Together - will present “Hoss’ Halloween Spooktacular” all day long, bringing awareness to the community about this terrible disease. Stop in and learn more. 

When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where:3302 W. 26th St.


SUNDAY 10.27

Gannon University Club Hockey 

Listen up, puckheads - you can tell by the fact that a case of Molsen will stay cold outside overnight that hockey time is here, so slip on your long johns and skate on down to see your Gannon Knights take on the Panthers of Pitt-Bradford in the beautiful, newly-renovated Erie Insurance Arena.

When: 1 p.m.

Where: 809 French St. 

Contact: ErieEvents.com

MONDAY 10.28

The Honorable Barry Grossman Takes the Podium at JES

Start your week off right with some knowledge complements of the Jefferson Educational Society and the Brock Institute for Mega Issues. Tonight County Executive Barry Grossman talks incarceration in his lecture titled Dishonorable Law and Order. The U.S. is the world’s leading jailer, and a large percentage of those prisoners are being jailed for non-violent offenses. It's time to take a look at the booming business of private prisons, which also continue to grow due to immigrant detentions. What is restorative justice?  How prominent is modern slavery and/or human trafficking in the United States, and how extensive is it in Erie? Find out the answers to these questions and more tonight!

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: 3207 State St.

Contact: 459.8000 or jeserie.org


ZooBoo 2013

Looking for something scary, but not too scary for the kiddos and the whole family? Then head to the Erie Zoo for this annual Halloween event. Featuring trick-or-treating for the youngsters 12 and under, Halloween-themed displays throughout the zoo for everyone to enjoy, ZooTube dancing, a talking joke-crackin’ giant pumpkin, and the famous troll bridge, ZooBoo is a great way to celebrate the All Hallow’s Eve a couple nights early.

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: 423 W. 38th St.

Contact: 864.4091

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Looking back on the life of an Erie sports icon. 

Don’t Give up the Ship

At a venue named Erie Playhouse

Phil Buehler’s immersive cyclorama transports Arlington to PACA.

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